catastrophizing

catastrophizing

(kă-tăs′trō-fī-zĭng)
Exaggerated focus on perceived failures in one's past, present, or future; associated with mood disorders, especially depression, and chronic pain.
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The text explains how the brain can make people anxious, as well as managing it with medication, then the 10 techniques: changing intake of food or drugs that trigger anxiety and intake of stimulation and demands, breathing, practicing mindfulness, resting and relaxing, stopping catastrophizing and anxious thoughts, containing worry, controlling too much activity, talking oneself into changing behavior, and implementing a plan and practicing calm, competence, and confidence.
Focusing on pain by catastrophizing, ruminating, or feeling helpless all grow the pain experience in the nervous system.
A half-story deliberately ignores facts and embellishes the teller's opinion with filtering, catastrophizing and the old standby, reductionism.
Poor back muscle endurance is related to pain catastrophizing in patients with chronic low back pain.
This study's aim was to determine whether patients' preoperative social support and pain catastrophizing characteristics are independently associated with the outcomes of postoperative length of stay or discharge disposition following primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
Adolescents of housewives have the highest trend of scores with respect to one dimension of Emotional Intelligence (other Emotion Appraisal), Need for achievement and few dimensions of cognitive emotion regulation, namely, self-blame, acceptance, positive reappraisal and catastrophizing.
6] Maladaptive cognitive methods such as self-blaming, catastrophizing, contemplation, and blaming-others, were related to negative emotions such as depression and anxiety.
Furthermore, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) (see the discussion below) might not only improve pain coping skills, but also ameliorate catastrophizing, anxiety, and concomitant sleep disturbance.
Examples of catastrophizing behaviors are garbled, unintelligible speech and agitation.
Pain-related catastrophizing was assessed with the 13-item Pain Catastrophizing Scale [30].
After the interviews, patients completed the following instruments: Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) [24], the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) [25], the Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain-Revised (SOAPP-R) [26], the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) [27], the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) [28], the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C) [29], and the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) [30].